In situations where crew-necks and hooded sweatshirts aren't formal enough, the perfect alternative is the classic cable knit sweater. Available in a bunch of classic styles such as the cardigan, hooded sweaters, shawl-collars and crew necks, it's a safe bet that any sweater featuring the knitting pattern that resembles the threading of a rope will never go out of style. Pair them with a nice button up to achieve a smart casual look perfect for thanksgiving dinners. And with the way the weather's been here on the east coast, they also can take the place of a light jacket. However, cop the wrong one and you'll look like an AARP member. But don't worry, choose any of our picks for the 10 best cable knits for winter 2009 and you'll be straight...

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APRIL 77 HAMILTON SWEATER
Click here to Buy It Now at Revolve Clothing, $154
ACNE CABLE KNIT SWEATER
Click here to Buy It Now at Opening Ceremony, $220

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CAULFIELD PREPATORY BAUMER CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN
Click here to Buy It Now at Revolve Clothing, $195
BANANA REPUBLIC HERITAGE SHAWL-COLLAR TOGGLE SWEATER
Click here to Buy it Now at Banana Republic, $132

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GAP CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN
Click here to Buy It Now at Gap, $98
J.CREW WOOl-CASHMERE CABLE SHAWL CARDIGAN
Click here to Buy It Now at J.Crew, $158

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ROGUES GALLERY CABLE JACKET
Click here to Buy It Now at Revolve Clothing, $245
LEVI'S VINTAGE 30's SPORTSWEAR KNITWEAR
Click here to Buy It Now at Oki-Ni, $210

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LACOSTE PIMA COTTON CABLE CREWNECK SWEATER
Click here to Buy It Now at Lacoste, $93
FARAH HENRY CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN
Click here to Buy It Now at My Wardrobe, $197

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